Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College: Narrative Description

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2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31793
Tel: (229)386-3236; 800-733-3653; Admissions: (229)386-7231; Fax: (229)386-7006; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.abac.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 390-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 3,407. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 1,969 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,438 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 18% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 28% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Ben Hill Irwin Technical Institute, Moultrie Technical Institute.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT I or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/24.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $5. State resident tuition: $1468 full-time, $59 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5872 full-time, $233 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $454 full-time, $27 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4140. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Rodeo Club, Baptist Student Union, Forestry/Wildlife Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, concerts, dances. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Baldwin Library with 69,986 books and 431 serials. 158 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: A rural area between Macon and Valdosta having a temperate climate. All modes of transportation serve the area. Scheduled airlines are nearby at Moultrie and Albany. Tifton is an agricultural area; plants are grown here and then sent north for transplanting. Other products are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, melons, commercial grasses and livestock. Part and full-time employment is good. Recreational activities include hunting, tennis, golf, swimming and other water sports.

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